Originally Posted by skylarlaham
Ya I heard of Taurus and their revolvers really interested me.
Taurus is making some fine revolvers. I'm a S&W fan, and I used to think that Taurus wheelguns were just cheap weapons, maybe good enough for the tackle box and not much else. But I was wrong, I tried several and found them to be quite good. The price/performance ratio is excellent.
I'll still pick a Ruger or Smith over a Taurus, but I do admit they are quality guns. In fact, I ended up purchasing my very first one (A 4" stainless Judge) last week.
If you're just getting started with revolvers, I'd suggest getting a good .22 gun. Everyone should own a good .22 to pratice with. A S&W 617 would be my choice, I like the 6 shot one with a 6" barrel. Ammo is cheap, so you can really hone your skills.
The second revolver in your arsenal should be a 4" barrel .357 magnum. Either a Smith 686 or a Ruger GP100 would make a great sidearm for home defense and carry. You can shoot mild .38s at first and then move on to full house .357 loads.